The greatest strength is the complete connection between how children acquire new concepts and what a teacher should be doing to help each child have the very best foundation possible.
Strengths of the book include the writing style and the depth of coverage of science concepts. The blend of theory, research, and application activities are also a strength.
About the Author
Dr. Karen K. Lind is the director of the Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Illinois State University, where she holds a joint appointment as professor of curriculum and instruction, and professor of biological sciences. Dr. Lind is a professor emerita in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, where she is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Professor award. Dr. Lind was elected as National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Teacher Education Director and served as chair of the NSTA Science Teacher Education Committee. Dr. Lind's career in education has included teaching young children of differing socio-economic backgrounds in a variety of settings.